Summer Fun in Fenton

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Summer is here, schools out, and the “FUN” is just beginning. Looking for something to do? Here is a primer on activities planned for the Fenton Area in the next couple of months.

Inside | Out

Title: Girl and Laurel Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910 Circa: 1879

The community outreach program of the Detroit Insititute of Art, Inside|Out, remains on display in downtown Fenton. The exhibit consists of 11 pieces of art from the DIA reproduced on vinyl suited for outdoor conditions. The Fenton Community and Cultural Center have maps of the display locations. A short walk along the riverside gives visitors the opportunity to see world-class art in Fenton.

But hurry, In mid-July, the exhibition moves to another Michigan town. What a great way to experience the joy of famous artworks right in your hometown. Kudos to the DIA for providing us this opportunity.

Fenton Artwalk

From world-famous artists and their masterpieces, Fenton transitions into the display of local artists and their exceptional pieces of art. On the calendar for July 14th from 10 am to 8 pm. The Fenton ArtWalk is a community event celebrating the arts and showcasing local and regional talent with the visual art, music, entertainment, technology integrated art, and children’s activities.

The Fenton ArtWalk is sponsored by the City of Fenton DDA, Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation, and the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.

Fenton Concerts in the Park

All Summer long on Thursday nights at the Fenton Millpond music spills from the Gazebo. The summer concert series is currently running. Sponsored by the City of Fenton and Fenton DDA. The Millpond Park is located at 301 S. Leroy, Fenton, MI 48430.

Here is the schedule for the remainder of the Summer

Back to the Bricks Tune-Up Party

Thursday, August 9, Flint’s ultimate summer party “Back to the Bricks” pays a visit to Fenton. This tune-up event for Flint’s big show, August 14-18, gives Fenton residents a preview of the party. Excitement builds as Tune-up Parties rev up with 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s theme parties, concessions, vendors, live music, dancing in the streets and giveaways.

Downtown will be bustling that day as the Farmer’s Market is open. Plus Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies are playing at the mill pond.

Taste In Fenton

Taste in Fenton returns again this year on Wednesday, August 1st. Rackham Park and the Back Lawn of Fenton Community & Cultural Center will be filled with the smell of great food. Sponsored by the Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Taste in Fenton always draws large crowds to Fenton’s downtown.

The Taste in Fenton kicks off at 4 pm and concluded at 8 pm.

Events for All Ages

Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation has programs groups and individuals can sign up for running all summer long. They are located in the Fenton Community and Cultural Center at 150 South LeRoy St. or visit their website at http://slpr.net/. Find activities for youth, teens, adults, and seniors.

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